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We then talked of marrying women of fortune ; and I mentioned a common remark , that a man may be , upon the whole , richer by marrying a woman with a very small portion , because a woman of fortune will be proportionably expensive ...
Talking of melancholy , he said , “ Some men , and very thinking men too , have not those vexing thoughts . Sir • The philosopher may reason on the folly of this apprehension , but he will still feel its influence .
He said , “ Take no notice of it , ” or “ Don't talk of it . " He seemed to think it beneath him , though done at sixand - twenty . I said to bim , “ Your style , sir , is much improved since you translated this .
We talked of education at great schools ; the advantages and disadvantages of which Johnson displayed in a luminous manner ; but his arguments preponderated so much in favour of the benefit which a boy of good parts might receive at one ...
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